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- ADA Accessible
- Fishing Jetties
- Picnic Table
Veterans Park is Spring Hill's newest park, which opened July 4, 2020.
Progress on Veterans Memorial Plaza is nearly complete! We broke ground in the spring of 2023, and we anticipate completion in the fall. Mark your calendars for the dedication ceremony on Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 10 a.m. The dedication ceremony will pay tribute to our veterans and express our gratitude for their service and mark the grand opening for the new memorial. We extend an invitation to all residents, especially veterans, to join us and be a part of this historical event.
Veterans Park is situated on the west side of Spring Hill City Lake, located near U.S. 169 and Lone Elm Road. The lake covers about 40 acres and features a variety of fish, including crappie, blue gill, largemouth bass and channel cat. As part of the Community Fisheries Assistance Program, anglers who hold a state fishing license may fish here without a City permit. In 2023, the City completed construction of two ADA accessible fishing jetties.
Spring Hill voters approved a sales tax in 2008 to fund the construction of a new aquatic center (completed in 2010) and a new park along the west side of Spring Hill City Lake. City leaders worked to secure access to the park for several years, and now significant work has begun at the park.
While the park has been referred to as the West Lake Park during the early planning stages, the City Council voted in March 2016 to officially name the park "Spring Hill Veterans Park."
Staff noted that the naming of a park is an opportunity to pay tribute to a local individual or group of individuals, and both City staff and the Green Board supported the idea of honoring our local veterans through the new park's name.
Melvin Murry Dog Park, a playground, ADA accessible dock, a canoe launch, shelters and more. Staff broke ground on the first phase of the park in early 2018, clearing trees and brush for the site. In early fall 2019, a contract was approved with Mega Construction to begin construction at the park. The first phase of the park was completed in July 2020.